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Talking about People: A Guide to Fair and Accurate Language

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Publisher Comments:

Anyone who works with words and people will want to keep this indispensable guide close at hand. In her highly entertaining style, best-selling author Rosalie Maggio offers thousands of alternatives for outdated, stereotypical, and damaging language. This substantially updated and expanded version of Maggio's earlier work, The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage, also covers numerous words and phrases that were not even part of our language five years ago. This handy reference guide merits a place next to the dictionary and thesaurus of all who are sensitive to the use of fair and accurate language. It will help them make an informed judgment when choosing words to describe people in terms of their age, sex, employment, economic status, religion, lifestyle, ethnic background, or disability.

About the Author

ROSALIE MAGGIO has been a professional writer and editor for 25 years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

User's Guide

Writing Guidelines

Introduction

Definition of Terms

Bias/Bias-Free

Inclusive/Exclusive

Sexist/Nonsexist

Gender-Free/Gender-Fair/Gender-Specific

Generic/Pseudogeneric

Sex/Gender

General Guidelines

Pseudogeneric "He"

Pseudogeneric "Man/Men/Mankind"

Parallel Treatment

Gender Role Words

"Feminine" Word Endings

-Woman, -Man, -Person

Word Order

Naming

Self-Definition

Relevance

"People First" Rule

Women As Separate People

Name-Calling

Special Problems

Hidden Bias

Passive Constructions

Perspective

Fellow, King, Lord, Master

Letter Salutations

Miscellaneous

How to Make a Fortune With Fair and Accurate Language

Who Controls the Language?

Does It Really Matter?

They've Got to Stop Changing the Language!

What Ridiculous Word Will We Have Next?

But Will It Be Better Writing?

Everybody Is Getting So Sensitive!

Additional Information

Your Help Wanted

Dictionary of Terms

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573560696
Author:
Maggio, Rosalie
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Phoenix, Ariz. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Nonsexist language
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 433-436.
Series Volume:
97/77
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.07x6.10x1.07 in. 1.59 lbs.

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